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Actinoplanes Philippinensis: Effect of Carbon Sources on Zoospore Production
Actinomycetes are able to utilize a great variety of carbohydrates, like sugar. The particular kind of sugar and its concentration has decisive effect on the growth of microorganisms. The proper nutritional media aids also in the production of spores. Based on this generalization, that the growth and sporulation of microorganisms are greatly influenced by the nature and the concentration of carbohydrates, an attempt has been made to study Actinoplanes philippinensis with respect to this influence.
A Bacteriological Survey of a Freshwater Reservoir
In this study organisms that can be subcultured from lake water, using a prescribed procedure, limit, to an extent, the population, or portions of the population, that can be monitored. In essence, what is taking place is that a set of conditions is set forth and a study is made of the bacteria that will grow under these prescribed conditions.
The Effects of Hexadecanol on the Microbiota of Lake Hefner
It seemed desirable to investigate more fully the effect of hexadecanol on the microbial population of a reservoir. It was the purpose of this investigation to determine the effect of hexadecanol on the micro-biota of Lake Hefner, to ascertain which organisms were stimulated by hexadecanol both in the laboratory and the reservoir, and to investigate the degradation of hexadecanol by microorganisms selected from Lake Hefner.
Effects of Selected Phytohormones on the Growth and Morphology of Escherichia Coli
The present investigation was undertaken as a preliminary study to learn the response of Escherichia coli cells grown under identical experimental conditions to various concentrations of indoleacetic acid, gibberellic acid, and kinetin alone, and in combination with one another.
The Effects of the Soil Conditioner, Superbio, Upon the Cellulose Decomposing Bacteria and the Crop Yield of a Soil
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if a commercial soil conditioner, Superbio, can improve crop yield, and if the "advertised" soil improvement might be due to an increase in the activity and numbers of aerobic cellulose decomposing bacteria following treatment.
Growing Earthworms in Artificial Environments
This study is intended to investigate the artificial environment conditions that would favor the most effective propagation of the African night crawler.
Growth Inhibition of Chlorella Pyrenoidosa TX71105 by an Unknown Soil Bacillus
The purpose of this paper is to present data on the nature of mixed cultures of algae and bacteria and to report new evidence of growth inhibition of Chlorella by a bacterial contaminant isolated from a soil environment.
The Inheritance of Serum Alkaline Phosphatase in the Pigeon (Columba livia)
The purpose of this work was to determine the manner of inheritance of serum alkaline phosphatase in the racing pigeon, (Columba livia). The evidence indicates that the electrophoretic patterns of serum alkaline phosphatase in the pigeon are inherited as codominant genes.
Isolation and Identification of an Odor Compound Produced by a Selected Aquatic Actinomycete
The purpose of this study was to develop an efficient method for the concentration of specific volatile taste and odor compounds produced by a selected aquatic actinomycete. A second purpose was to isolate and identify the specific taste and odor compound present in the highest concentration.
Liver Glyoxalase Activity in Normal Mice and Mice with Lymphosarcoma
It is the purpose of this investigation to determine the variation of glyoxalase activity in liver of normal mice and in the liver of mice bearing a lymphosarcoma and to compare the glyoxalase activity of the lymphosarcoma with values previously reported in the literature for other tumor types. Further, if there is indeed a variation in liver glyoxalase activity between normal and tumor-bearing mice, it will be compared to the variation in the activity of two other enzymes present in liver tissue in relatively high concentration.
Parasites of the Cricket Frog, Acris Crepitans, of Denton County, Texas
The purpose of this study was threefold. The literature concerning parasites of A. crepitans was to be brought up to date. Contributions to the general body of knowledge pertaining to the parasitic fauna of host specimens of A. crepitans and specifically those found in Denton County, Texas, were to be made. Finally, specimens found parasitizing host specimens of A. crepitans were to be preserved and classified.
Phosphatides of Atypical Mycobacteria
The purpose of this investigation was to extract, separate, partially characterize and compare the individual phospholipids of the atypical mycobacteria.
Photoreactivation Studies on Azotobacter vinelandii ATCC 12837
This thesis was written to study photoreactivation in different physiological conditions of the vegetative cell as well as the photoreactivation of the two morphological states of the Azotobacter cell: the vegetative cell and the cyst.
Presence of Krebs Cycle Intermediates in Primary Mycelia of an Actinomycete
The purpose of this study is to determine the presence or absence of a typical Krebs cycle metabolism in the primary mycelia of an aquatic streptomycete.
Qualitative and Quantitative Chromatographic Determination of Muscle Myosin Production in Control and Chronically Accelerated Chick Embryos
The purpose of this investigation was to employ newly improved qualitative and quantitative chromatographic techniques to obtain purified myosin from 1 G and 3 G chick embryos and to determine if muscle myosin production either follows or precedes the unparallel bone growth during chronic acceleration as reported by several investigators.
A Qualitative Survey of the Airborne Algae, Protozoa, and Bacteria at the Denton Sewage Treatment Plant
This study had a three-fold purpose. First, it was decided to determine if algae and protozoa were emitted to the air at the Denton sewage treatment plant. The information obtained could be of future importance in the fields of algal and protozoan ecology and public health. Second, it was decided to make a survey of the airborne bacteria at this plant. Some researchers have described bacterial air contamination at similar sewage treatment plants, but the one in Denton has not been studied. Third, it was hoped that in this research some relationships could be found between the bacteria and the algae and protozoa in the air in the vicinity of the sewage aeration basin. It was hypothesized that pathogenic bacteria were carried in the air with these other organisms.
Rectal Temperatures of the Cotton Rat, Sigmodon Hispidus (Rodentia : Cricetidae)
This investigation has been concerned with determining the extent to which a small mammal, the cotton rat, may become acclimated to environmental temperatures, and the influence acclimation has upon a population. The study was also designed to determine if acclimation effects on a population can be seen in individual rats.
Transferrin Inheritance in the Pigeon, Columba livia
This study investigated transferrin inheritance in homing pigeons (Columba livia), using discontinuous acrylamide gel electrophoresis on rivanol treated serum.